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Seared Alaska Salmon with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Seared Alaska Salmon with Green Olive Salsa Verde

The bold flavors of olives and lemon bring out the delicious and delicate flavor of wild Alaska salmon in this recipe. Castelvetrano olives are our favorite! Hot tip: Costco sells giant jars of them for cheap.

Seared Alaska Salmon with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Servings: 4                  Prep Time: 10 minutes                  Cook Time: 15 minutes

Alaska Salmon Seared with Green Olive Salsa Verde


  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup pitted Castelvetrano olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 small lemons, halved
  • 4 (6-ounce) Popsie’s Wild Caught Alaska salmon portions


Step 1: Prepare the salsa verde

  1. Stir together parsley, olives, chives, shallot, zest, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil tossing to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2: Prepare salmon

  1. Combine paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle and rub paprika mixture onto filets.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot; add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil swirling to coat. Add fillets skin side up and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and cook until golden and just cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and let stand a few minutes. Cook lemon halves cut side down until charred, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3: To serve

  1. Arrange fillets on a serving dish. Spoon salsa verde on top of filets. Serve warm with charred lemons.

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